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Even the most demanding traveler will appreciate treasury of interesting places, legendary fortresses and castles focused in Western Ukraine. Wherever you arrive each place possesses its own castle, palace, legend or a breathtaking story.
The largest wonder of the mountain of Pip Ivan is a highland observatory, ruins of which tower on the top. People call the observatory “White Elephant”. They say that in winter covered with snow and ice and blew with strong winds the outlines of observatory reminds figure of an elephant.
The western part of Ukraine keeps rich resources for providing outdoor activities in several directions simultaneously:
The Ukrainian Carpathians attracts not only by a fresh mountain air and vacations among fantastic natural decorations but also by a great number of trekking routes of different categories of difficulty (Chornohora, Svydovets, Horhany, Kukul-Kostrycha mountains ranges and massifs etc.) in summer, ski tours in winter
and white water rafting on the Black Cheremosh River, White Cheremosh River and Prut in spring and summer.
A vast system of rivers allows delighting the charms of water tour for those travelers who extreme white water rafting is inappropriate. The Dniester River will definitely catch you with its majestic canyon, picturesque banks, legendary castles and fortresses, mysterious grottoes and caves.
Western Ukraine is a treasury of underground formations, among which is Optymistychna (Optimistic) cave, the third longest cave in the world. The lion’s share of caves kept their original beauty, all routes mainly are not electrified, and therefore, one can feel himself a real caveman both in Mlynky and Uhryn caves. Cave-museum Verteba keeps the memory of an ancient Trypillya culture and do not demand any special equipment.